Kyle Spraker is the Principal Trumpet of the Cape Symphony, a devoted Teaching Artist at the Cape Conservatory and Nantucket Community Music Center, and the Director of Community Outreach and Education for the Cape Symphony & Conservatory.
As a musician, Kyle has performed professionally for over 15 years with orchestras, chamber ensembles, big bands, rock bands, recording sessions, and is frequently featured as a soloist with the Cape Symphony. His career has taken him all over the world, performing and teaching throughout the United States, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central and South America. A small sample of notable ensembles he has performed with includes: The Boston Philharmonic, DeVotchka at the House of Blues Boston, Plácido Domingo at the Wang Theater, Kyushu Symphony in Japan, American Youth Symphony with composer John Williams at the helm, and recording for the popular video-game series Final Fantasy.
As the Director of Community Outreach and Education, Kyle has developed and designed multiple grant funded programs that bring a wide range of inspiring and interactive musical performances to thousands of public school students on Cape Cod every year. His hope is to excite students enough to pick up an instrument or start singing and join their school music ensembles so that they can enjoy both creating and listening to great music. These programs reach the entire span of the Cape Cod and Islands community, from Wareham to P-Town and, not to mention, Nantucket and MV!
Kyle earned a Master’s Degree from the New England Conservatory in 2010, where he focused on performance, studying with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Benjamin Wright and Steven Emery. Before moving to the east coast, Kyle earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University of Long Beach, where he studied with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Jim Wilt and Christopher Still. He has also been a fellow at Spoleto Festival USA, National Orchestral Institute, Idyllwild Festival, and the Castleton Festival under the baton of legendary conductor, Lorin Maazel.
Kyle and his wife, Maria, are now residents of Sandwich and love exploring the Ryder Woods trails and searching for interesting birds and other animals… sometimes by just looking into the backyard!